TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - November 14, 2018
As Cinderella wisely said, sometimes you just "Don't know what you got (till it's gone)." Such is the tune that many Star Wars fans are now singing having been deprived of George Lucas' imagination and gobbler. So while their benevolent overlord wolfs down six dollar food court noodles, a good number of Star Wars fans have been decrying the death of their beloved franchise, and you can now add Simon Pegg to that growing list of disillusioned fanboys.
Though Pegg himself is now part of the Star Wars universe thanks to his friendship with J.J. Abrams, he now sees that Lucas' vision was really like The Dude's rug, it tied the whole thing together. While appearing on The Adam Buxton Podcast, Pegg found himself leaving Solo: A Star Wars Story wistful for the days when Lucas was in charge of Lucasfilm...
"I must admit, watching the last Star Wars film, the overriding feeling I got when I came out was, 'I miss George Lucas.' For all the complaining that I'd done about him in the prequels, there was something amazing about his imagination. I do feel like his voice is missing from the current ones."
Wow, that's quite a turnaround, especially for someone who was an outspoken critic of the prequels, not to mention someone involved in the "current ones" in some capacity, anyway. I already know the vast majority of Star Wars fans side with this opinion, but the fact of the matter is that Star Wars wasn't going to do anything more under Lucas' watch. I'd rather live in a world where there are mediocre Star Wars films balanced with good Star Wars films than a world with no Star Wars films. But that's just me.
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